- Developing deep-water fields;
- Evacuating the oil and gas via a network of submarine pipelines to an onshore terminal - the proposed Sabah Oil & Gas Terminal (SOGT);
- Exporting the Crude Oil and Condensate via the proposed Marine Facilities of the SOGT; and
- Supplying feed gas via onshore pipeline to the liquefaction plants in Bintulu.
The SOGT, located at Kimanis Bay, about 65km south-west of Kota Kinabalu, is to be developed for the purpose of receiving, processing, storage, metering and exporting the oil and gas. It is being developed by PETRONAS Carigali Sdn Bhd (PCSB), a subsidiary of PETRONAS.
Sabah Oil and Gas Terminal (SOGT) is a greenfield project due for completion in 2013. KASI were commissioned to conduct comprehensive research and analysis to ensure that the marine infrastructure and operations were adequate, efficient, safe and properly planned.
KASI's largest-scale consulting project to-date, the study comprised of seven (7) modules, working in close cooperation with the client, PETRONAS. Each of these Modules were a comprehensive study in their own right detailed as follows:
- Marine traffic analyses for the west coast of Sabah;
- Approach route analyses from international shipping lanes right to the port limit;
- Ship transit time study;
- Navigation, Maneuvering & anchorage studies, including submarine pipeline considerations;
- Risks assessments, including IALA Waterway Risk Assessment Program Model;
- Marine Traffic Control;
- Support craft requirements & specifications.